Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mrs. Johnson's 18-year-old Guinea Hen Died, 1917

“Old Guinea Dead,” from the April 7, 1917 issue of the Hickory Daily Record. This little story made the front page of the newspaper. I've added an old line drawing of a guinea fowl for people (like me) who aren't sure what they look like.

The old guinea hen belonging to Mrs. R.H. Johnson fell a victim to her hears this morning and surrendered a life that had been devoted to laying eggs and cackling for the children. The guinea was brought here from Salisbury by Mrs. Johnson and would have been 19 years old had she lived until next August.

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